Algebraic theory of quadratic forms generic methods and Pfister forms by Manfred Knebusch

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Subjects:

  • Forms, Quadratic.,
  • Forms, Pfister.,
  • Algebraic fields.

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Bibliography: p. 44.

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StatementManfred Knebusch, Winfried Scharlau ; notes taken by Heisook Lee.
SeriesDMV Seminar ;, 1, DMV Seminar ;, Bd. 1.
ContributionsScharlau, Winfried, joint author.
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LC ClassificationsQA243 .K53
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p. ;
Number of Pages44
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Open LibraryOL4105852M
ISBN 103764312068
LC Control Number80020549

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